There are several different dragons in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. I was wondering if they have already been classified or if there is a name for their types? Specifically, I want to know the name of the type of Spike the dragon and the dragons from the episodes "Dragonshy","Owls Well That Ends Well", and "Dragon Quest". I know they are mostly different types, but I want to know their type names.

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    Considering dragons are fictional creatures, there exists no authoritative taxonomy defining "types". This question I guess might be answerable if you defined which fictional taxonomy you are using -- for example the DnD dragon types, or Dragonology? Commented Nov 18, 2014 at 2:57
  • I'm not using any specific fictional taxonomy. I just want to know the name of the type. For example, the ponies have type names, such as Earth pony, Pegasus, Unicorn, Alicorn, etc. Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 11:08
  • Well, Spike lacks wings (even after maturing in Secret of My Excess). I don't believe we've seen any other Dragons without wings, so perhaps Spike is a different kind of dragon? (That'd be two so far.)
    – Ajedi32
    Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 4:19

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S2 E21 “Dragon Quest” has Twilight claiming “ponies know next to nothing about dragons”, and the series mostly depicts Equestria from the ponies' point of view, so we know next to nothing about dragons in general too.

That said, I believe we have seen only one type of dragon in the episodes so far: fire dragons. I don't recall any dragon being described to be any other type.

In S1 E5 “Griffon the Brush Off”, Spike claims “dragons are fireproof”, which may indicate that all the dragons in the ponyverse are fire-breathing dragons. Spike, however, isn't really an authority on this, because he hasn't met other dragons yet (see S2 E21). In Equestria Girls, Spike claims he is “a ferocious, fire-breathing dragon” in the ponyverse. In S4 E24, Mrs. Harshwhinny calls Spike “a fire-breathing dragon“.

In S1 E07 “Dragonshy”, the dragon was definitely a fire-breathing kind (Fluttershy explicitly says it breathes fire). The dragon in S1 E24 breathes something that appears to be fire.

In S2 E21, Fluttershy assumes the migrating dragons are “Big, scaly, fire-breathing dragons” before having seen them – but in context, this statement might not have meant to characterize all the dragons, it could apply to only some of them. The teenage dragons Spike meets in that episode all jump into lava, which shows they are completely fireproof just like Spike, so they are probably fire dragons as well.

  • This is helpful, but not exactly what I'm looking for. "Fire-breathing dragon" and "fire dragon" seem more like descriptors of the dragons than their actual type names. Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 11:10
  • On possible indication of different "types" or species of dragon in the series is that Spike, unlike other dragons we've seen, seems to be wingless.
    – Ajedi32
    Commented Dec 6, 2015 at 2:47

Seeing how most of the dragons from the Dragon Lands are different, I believe there aren't really types. It also shows that some dragons don't look like their kin either. (S6 EP5 & S9 EP9) It seemed when Spike began to get greedy and grow, he unleashed his true nasty dragon side.

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